Senator Ted Cruz has never been one to shy away from his conservative bona fides. The Texas lawmaker frequently receives the ire of the left for his takes on various issues of social justice. The latest hot take from Senator Cruz has many of his detractors shaking their heads in disbelief.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, many have feared that conservatives will use it as a springboard to undo other landmark decisions. One of the most frequently mentioned is Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. As expected, Ted Cruz thinks the decision was incorrect.

On the latest episode of his “Verdict With Ted Cruz” podcast, he called the decision overreaching. Cruz does not believe that gay people have the fundamental right to get married. He said the decision was “clearly wrong.”

“I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided. It was the court overreaching.

Obergefell, like Roe v. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history. Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states. We saw states before Obergefell, some states were moving to allow gay marriage, other states were moving to allow civil partnerships. There were different standards that the states were adopting.”

Conservatives have been talking about how these decisions should be left to the states. Many liberals fear that as soon as Republicans have control of Congress, those platitudes will be replaced by national bans on abortion and gay marriage. Time will tell, but that will ultimately fall on the American voters in the 2022 midterm elections.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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